Archive for December 5th, 2007

Verizon COO: Opening wireless network to all devices should reduce costs (Canadian Press)

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Canadian Press – NEW YORK – Verizon Communications Inc.’s plan to open its wireless network to any devices, not just Verizon cellphones, is partly motivated by a desire to cut costs, the company’s chief operating officer said Wednesday.

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Nokia sees HD video on cellphones in a few years (Reuters)

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Reuters – Video recording on cellphones is set to reach high definition (HD) quality in a few years’ time, an executive at the world’s top cellphone maker Nokia (NOK1V.HE) said on Wednesday.

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Orange sells 30,000 iPhones in five days (InfoWorld)

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InfoWorld – French mobile phone operator Orange sold 30,000 iPhones in the five days following its Nov. 29 launch, the company said Wednesday.

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Nokia predicts 10 per cent global mobile market growth in 2008 (Canadian Press)

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Canadian Press – HELSINKI, Finland – Nokia Corp. said Tuesday it expects the global market for mobile devices to grow 10 per cent next year, and the company plans to provide its handset owners with more music as part of efforts to enhance its Internet services.

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Saints on cellphones spark controversy in Italy (Reuters)

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Reuters – If you are a Catholic looking for a saint in heaven to protect you, you no longer have to carry a small “holy card.” You can get the image sent to your cellphone.

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Nokia sees 20 percent margin from phones (Reuters)

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Reuters – Nokia (NOK1V.HE) said on Tuesday it expects to reach an operating profit margin of around 20 percent over the next one to two years from its cellphone and services business.

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Motorola technology chief leaves (Reuters)

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Reuters – Mobile phone maker Motorola Inc , which announced last week that Chief Executive Ed Zander will step down, said on Monday its chief technology officer, Padmasree Warrior, had left the company to pursue other opportunities.

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Qualcomm, Nortel Team On Dual-Mode Phone Service (TechWeb)

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TechWeb – The companies are working toward a technology to launch next year that allows mobile phones to seamlessly switch calls between cellular and Wi-Fi networks.

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AT&T to end dwindling pay phone business (Reuters)

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Reuters – Top U.S. phone company AT&T Inc said on Monday it plans to end its dwindling pay phone business by the end of 2008, as more consumers use mobile phones.

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Google to bid for wireless spectrum (AP)

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AP – Google Inc. confirmed its plans to bid for a prized piece of the airwaves in an upcoming government auction, further underscoring the Internet search leader’s determination to shake up the wireless market and plumb more profits from mobile phones.

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